Programs Receive $215,000 Through Greatest Needs Fund

Donors to Fairview have a lot to be proud of this month! Thanks to generous donations, Fairview Foundation’s board of directors announced more than $215,000 in funding for seven programs through our Greatest Need Fund.

Here are seven ways we’re driving a healthier future thanks to your support:

Helping patients regain mobility during hospital stays. Two programs will help patients benefit from earlier and increased mobility, including a pilot program aiming to make a significant breakthrough in how quickly intensive care unit patients are mobile.

Expanding the reach of faith community nurses. First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights will join Fairview’s faith community nurse program, enabling more patients and community members to experience care in a new way.

Providing bike helmets for kids. After the success of a bike helmet safety program at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, the same program is headed north to Fairview Northland Medical Center. Children in some of Minnesota’s poorest counties, within Fairview Northland’s service area, will have access to both a helmet and safety information.

Training to care for our smallest and most vulnerable patients. Neonatal intensive care unit nurses and care providers will be able to take part in real-life scenario simulation and training.

Enhancing safety equipment. Code blue carts will be purchased and standardized at Fairview Ridges Hospital to aid in swift response to emergency situations in care for all patients throughout the hospital.

Promoting integrative healing approaches. Throughout University of Minnesota Medical Center, these funds will be used to increase the use of aromatherapy and essential oils. These expanded options will help alleviate pain our patients may experience.

As a nonprofit organization, Fairview is grateful to the thousands of donors who choose to support our mission with a charitable gift. Your generosity makes great things possible! Learn more about the impact of your giving or make a tax-deductible gift today at

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